FCC Announces Translator Auction 100 Winners

FCC Federal Communications CommissionThe FCC has announced the winning bidders in its auction for mutually exclusive translator applications from the January 2018 filing window.

The 11 bids brought in a total of $436,500 with over one third of that total coming from one facility. All winning bidders are required to make a 20% down payment by July 18 and full payment by August 1.

The winning bids went to:

  • 105.3 Eagle River AK – Christian Broadcasting – $2500 – // 1020 KVNT Eagle River
  • 95.7 Mobile AL – Buddy Tucker Association – $5000 – // 1360 WMOB Mobile
  • 100.1 El Cajon CA – Family Stations – $35,000 – // 910 KECR El Cajon
  • 104.5 Torrington CT – Red Wolf Broadcasting – $162,000 – // 610 WSNG Torrington
  • 96.1 Hialeah FL – Pax Catholic Communications – $75,000 – // 830 WACC Hialeah
  • 101.5 Cedar Falls IA – Coloff Media – $10,000 – // 1250 KCFI Cedar Falls
  • 93.5 Louisville KY – Salem Communications – $35,000 – // 970 WGTK Louisville
  • 103.3 Petoskey MI – MacDonald Garber Broadcasting – $45,000 – // 1270 WMKT Charlevoix
  • 95.9 Jackson MS – Family Talk Radio – $10,0000 – // 810 WSJC Magee
  • 99.1 Manhasset NY – Immaculate Heart Media – $35,000 – // 1430 WNSW Newark NJ
  • 98.7 Pasco WA – Townsquare Media – $22,000 – // 870 KFLD Pasco
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  1. fredstiening says


    It is curious that the establishment broadcasters (NAB) asserted that there just were not enough available frequencies in the FM band to facilitate LPFM and satellite fed religious simulcasts. Now they are tripping over themselves fighting to add new FM translators, of which there are now over 7,000 licensed by the FCC.

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